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  • Despite major life changes, anglers renew friendships at a familiar river
  • She organized last year’s fishing outing here, and rose early in order to make the drive back. She won’t be working in Maine any longer, but the river remains precious to her. “It’s so good to see you all back here,” she said, beaming.
  • outthere.bangordailynews.com
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  • 6/23/2017 3:58:00 PM
  • Earning their stripes
  • And it’s true that, only hours after a midnight return from the North Atlantic Zebrafish Research Symposium in Maine, the motley mix of undergraduate and graduate students and lab technicians milling about give off the vibe of a very science-focused villag
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  • 6/23/2017 3:05:00 PM
  • Protection of deep-sea Atlantic corals up for debate
  • PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A federal panel is considering new protections for deep-sea corals in the Atlantic Ocean that would impact commercial fishing interests off New England. The New England Fishery Management Council proposals focus on corals in two ...
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  • 6/22/2017 8:57:00 PM
  • Fish council clams up about Codfather sector
  • The council, meeting for three days in Portland, Maine, refrained from pursuing formal comments, preferring to defer discussion on possible measures against the New Bedford-based groundfish sector until after Rafael is sentenced on July 28. The 65-year-old
  • Gloucester Daily Times
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  • 6/22/2017 6:18:00 PM
  • Fisherman claims state regulators to blame for fish kill
  • BRUNSWICK, Maine (NEWS CENTER) — People living on the shore in Brunswick are still coping with that smell of dead fish. But now a fisherman has kicked off a new controversy by claiming state fishery regulators are actually to blame. Yet state officials ...
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  • 6/22/2017 11:52:00 AM
  • Maine Saves, Restores Arctic Char Population in Northern Pond
  • IFW Fisheries Biologist Frank Frost holds a Big Reed Arctic char. Frost, a regional fisheries biologist in Ashland, directed the Big Reed Pond Arctic char restoration project. Big Reed Pond is in a remote section of the North Maine Woods, with the nearest
  • thefishingwire.com
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  • 6/22/2017 6:27:00 AM
  • Fisherman claims state regulators to blame for fish kill
  • BRUNSWICK, Maine (NEWS CENTER) — People living on the shore in Brunswick are still coping with that smell of dead fish. But now a fisherman has kicked off a new controversy by claiming state fishery regulators are actually to blame. Yet state officials ...
  • WCSH6
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  • 6/22/2017 3:28:00 AM
  • Lawmakers: Codfather’s permits should go to Northeast states
  • PORTLAND, Maine — Maine’s congressional delegation says fishing permits forfeited by a fishing magnate dubbed “The Codfather” should be redistributed through the Northeastern states. Carlos Rafael was indicted on more than two dozen counts ...
  • The Republic
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  • 6/21/2017 4:42:00 PM
  • Maine: Nominations Sought for Outdoor Achievement Award
  • Do you know someone who has been dedicated to the use of our natural resources and who is embedded in Maine's rich outdoor traditions? The Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife is now accepting nominations for the 2017 Outdoor Achievement Award
  • thefishingwire.com
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  • 6/21/2017 5:53:00 AM
  • No charges in fish kill that littered Maine coast
  • BRUNSWICK (AP) — The head of law enforcement for the Maine Marine Patrol says there will be no charges stemming from thousands of dead fish that created a stench for coastal homeowners in Brunswick. Brunswick officials say the dead pogies were not the ...
  • Journal Tribune
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  • 6/21/2017 2:55:00 AM
  • Maine congressmen go after Codfather's permits
  • Maine's congressional representatives have entered the fray surrounding the ultimate destination of convicted New Bedford fishing magnate Carlos Rafael's voluminous number of groundfish permits. And they're bringing the hammer. In a letter sent Monday to .
  • Gloucester Daily Times
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  • 6/20/2017 9:44:00 PM
  • Concern Over Dead Fish in Maine River
  • Officials are concerned about dead fish recently appearing below a dam in a Maine river. According to an article on EllsworthAmerican.com, dead adult alewives have recently been found in the Union River below the dam at Leonard Lake. Brett Ciccotelli, a ..
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  • 6/19/2017 11:44:00 AM
  • Thousands of dead fish found floating in bays, washed ashore
  • BRUNSWICK, Maine (AP) - Police say the thousands of dead bait fish found floating in Maine bays over the weekend is due to a fishing vessel catching more than it could handle. The Brunswick Police Marine Resource & Harbor Management Division says it ...
  • WCSH6
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  • 6/19/2017 11:28:00 AM
  • Thousands of dead bait fish wash ashore in Brunswick
  • BRUNSWICK, Maine — Over the last several days, thousands of dead bait fish have washed up on the shores of Middle and Maquoit bays in Brunswick. The pogies, a type of bait fish, appeared to have died after a single vessel which caught them was ill ...
  • Bangor Daily News
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  • 6/19/2017 5:09:00 AM
  • The Next Minsky Moment
  • And dinners with friends. That covers July, and August is, of course, the annual Maine fishing trip; but right now the rest of August looks to be pretty wide open. If I can figure it out, I may go somewhere that has a much cooler climate than Texas does in
  • GoldSeek
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  • 6/18/2017 10:56:00 PM
  • Conservationists: Imperiled Atlantic salmon decline worsens
  • BANGOR, Maine (AP) — Fewer of North America's Atlantic salmon are making it back to rivers to spawn, which bodes poorly for the future of the imperiled fish, an international conservation group says. Atlantic salmon were once abundant in the rivers of ...
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  • 6/18/2017 3:54:00 PM
  • The Next Minsky Moment
  • And dinners with friends. That covers July, and August is, of course, the annual Maine fishing trip; but right now the rest of August looks to be pretty wide open. If I can figure it out, I may go somewhere that has a much cooler climate than Texas does in
  • advisorperspectives.com
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  • 6/18/2017 4:09:00 AM
  • The Next Minsky Moment
  • And dinners with friends. That covers July, and August is, of course, the annual Maine fishing trip; but right now the rest of August looks to be pretty wide open. If I can figure it out, I may go somewhere that has a much cooler climate than Texas does in
  • mauldineconomics.com
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  • 6/18/2017 4:08:00 AM
  • Bass season opens; a trip fishing the Rapid River
  • 30. Go out and get a bucketful and see if they really do “taste like chicken.” This past weekend myself and three friends made the six-hour drive to northern Maine, not all that far from the New Hampshire border, to fish the infamous Rapid River.
  • The Recorder
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  • 6/17/2017 1:27:00 AM
  • Hundreds of dead fish prompt call for changes at Ellsworth dam
  • ELLSWORTH, Maine — River herring are dying in droves this month in Ellsworth after passing through Leonard Lake Dam, according to a Maine conservation group calling for safer passage for the fish. “Community members have reported seeing hundreds of ...
  • Bangor Daily News
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  • 6/16/2017 11:04:00 PM
  • Dead fish near Ellsworth hydro dam worry Downeast salmon group
  • ELLSWORTH, Maine (NEWS CENTER)—The Downeast Salmon Federation says thousands of adult river herring are being killed in Ellsworth. Fisheries Biologist, Brett Ciccotelli with the group, says herring attempting to migrate downstream after spawning in the ...
  • WCSH6
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  • 6/16/2017 4:39:00 PM
  • Volunteers pitch in the fix trail to Fish River Falls
  • FORT KENT, Maine — Several members of the the town’s bicycle and pedestrian advisory committee took chainsaws, branch cutters and hammers in hand Tuesday to repair parts of the Fish River Falls trail. The falls are a popular place year round ...
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  • 6/16/2017 8:28:00 AM
  • The Prince of Wales attends fishing training programme
  • The organisation was set up to help make fisheries become a more sustainable business and has been supported by The Prince's Charities International Sustainability Unit as well as the Seafish and the Gulf of Maine Research Institute. And due to the growing
  • Female First
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  • 6/15/2017 12:52:00 PM
  • State schedules Learn How to Surf Fish events
  • You can learn how to catch fish in the surf this summer at one of a nine events hosted by Maine’s state parks. The 2-hour surf fishing program is for beginners but all anglers are welcome to attend. The program includes a 30-minute talk about our marine ..
  • georgesoutdoornews.bangordailynews.com
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  • 6/15/2017 11:14:00 AM
  • Budding Fisheries Biologists in Maine
  • Here are a handful of quotes from the awesome pack of thank you letters I recently received in the mail. By IFW Fisheries Biologist Wes Ashe Working as a fisheries biologist for the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife, I often get the ...
  • thefishingwire.com
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  • 6/15/2017 7:27:00 AM
  • The Environmental Impact of Fish Farming
  • Meanwhile, U.S. farms in Maine reported using zero antibiotics in 2007 and 2008. In the years since, fish farms have continued to use antibiotics and parasiticides, but sparingly and only when needed. Maine farms have been following a set of best practices
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  • 6/14/2017 5:59:00 PM
  • Looking for fun? Enter the Hancock County Open Water Derby this weekend
  • A children-only category will earn one angler a lifetime state of Maine fishing license. And the early birds will get the worm: The angler who enters the first fish from each category on each day will get to spin the wheel of prizes. Weigh-ins will be ...
  • outthere.bangordailynews.com
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  • 6/14/2017 12:24:00 AM
  • WHAT, ME WORRY? / JOHN MAULDIN´S WEEKLY NEWSLETTER
  • And dinners with friends. That covers July, and August is, of course, the annual Maine fishing trip, but right now the rest of August looks to be pretty wide open. If I can figure it out, I may go somewhere that has a much cooler climate than Texas does in
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  • 6/13/2017 9:40:00 AM
  • Fish council likely give input on Rafael permits
  • The New England Fishery Management Council could adopt a formal recommendation to NOAA Fisheries on the ultimate redistribution of Carlos Rafael's groundfish permits when it convenes next week in Portland, Maine. The council, set to meet next Tuesday ...
  • Gloucester Daily Times
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  • 6/12/2017 10:40:00 PM
  • Fish Talk Radio – Lobster The Main Thing in Maine
  • Joe Meyer of Berkley fishing lines has news of soon to be released lines. We want some! Raymond Young, honcho at YoungsLobsters@yahoo.com explains Maine lobster now available for Father’s Day if you hurry. Nothing beats live Maine Lobster! Learn about ...
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  • 6/12/2017 10:22:00 PM
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  • Palate Press
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  • 6/10/2017 11:43:00 AM
  • Fishing and Boating in Maine
  • Maine offers excellent fishing opportunities for anglers with more than 6,000 lakes, and 32,000 miles of rivers. Check our boating resources and fishing links for guidance. Save time and get out on the water by ordering your fishing license online or ...
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  • 6/9/2017 11:53:00 PM
  • Types of Saltwater Fishing
  • From Maine to Washington state there are amazing saltwater fishing locations on the U.S. coastlines, where anglers can find everything from surf fishing to backwater fishing to bays and estuaries. Check here all the different saltwater fishing locations ..
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  • 6/9/2017 11:53:00 PM
  • Feds take last of comments on plan to ban cod fish retention
  • PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The federal government is done taking comments about plans to change the recreational fishing rules for cod and haddock. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is looking to prohibit retention of cod all year long.
  • The Caledonian Record
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  • 6/9/2017 1:18:00 PM
  • Feds take last of comments on plan to ban cod fish retention
  • PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The federal government is done taking comments about plans to change the recreational fishing rules for cod and haddock. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is looking to prohibit retention of cod all year long.
  • San Francisco Gate
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  • 6/9/2017 4:40:00 AM
  • Feds take last of comments on plan to ban cod fish retention
  • PORTLAND, Maine (AP) - The federal government is done taking comments about plans to change the recreational fishing rules for cod and haddock. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is looking to prohibit retention of cod all year long.
  • WCAX-TV
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  • 6/9/2017 4:32:00 AM
  • Maine's lucrative elver fishing season ending for year
  • AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Maine is finished supplying the worldwide sushi market with baby eels for the year. The fishery for baby eels, called elvers, is one of the most important in Maine. The elvers are sold to Asian aquaculture companies so they can be ...
  • Seattle Post Intelligencer
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  • 6/8/2017 6:59:00 PM
  • Inside the multimillion-dollar world of eel trafficking
  • Grandfatherly and laid-back, Sheldon doesn’t look the part of a serious criminal. But on March 30, one week after the start of Maine’s 10-week-long eel fishing season, Sheldon and another man, Timothy Lewis, were indicted for illegally trafficking ...
  • thefern.org
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  • 6/7/2017 9:14:00 PM
  • Survey work on area of scallop fishing fight
  • PORTLAND, Maine (AP) – Federal fishing managers say studies are planned for an important New England scallop fishing area that’s been a source of conflict in the fishery in recent months.The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA ...
  • WWLP 22News
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  • 6/7/2017 6:37:00 PM
  • Inside the multi-million-dollar world of eel trafficking
  • Grandfatherly and laid-back, Sheldon doesn’t look the part of a serious criminal. But on March 30, one week after the start of Maine’s 10-week-long eel fishing season, Sheldon and another man, Timothy Lewis, were indicted for illegally trafficking ...
  • thefern.org
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  • 6/7/2017 1:12:00 PM
  • Studies hope to shed light on area of scallop fishing fight
  • PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Federal fishing managers say studies are planned for an important New England scallop fishing area that's been a source of conflict in the fishery in recent months. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration says it's ...
  • St. Louis Post-Dispatch
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  • 6/7/2017 5:54:00 AM
  • Baby lobster count drops off in Maine, Canada
  • MAINE: The number of young lobsters is declining in the Gulf of Maine despite years of record-breaking harvests, a University of Maine marine scientist has warned. Rick Wahle quantifies the population of baby lobsters in the gulf, a key lobster fishing ...
  • NT News
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  • 6/7/2017 12:39:00 AM
  • Baby eel fishing season ending with quota nearly tapped
  • PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Maine's annual baby eel fishing season is coming to an end with the quota nearly tapped out. Fishermen seek baby eels, called elvers, in rivers and streams in Maine. They are sold to Asian aquaculture companies so they can be ...
  • Seattle Post Intelligencer
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  • 6/6/2017 3:55:00 PM
  • Fishermen Nearly Reach Quota as Elver Fishing Season Ends
  • PORTLAND, Maine (AP) Maine’s annual baby eel fishing season is coming to an end with the quota nearly tapped out. Fishermen seek baby eels, called elvers, in rivers and streams in Maine. They are sold to Asian aquaculture companies so they can be raised ..
  • Newsradio WGAN
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  • 6/6/2017 3:44:00 PM
  • Fishing and fun on Main St. in Norway
  • But I really encourage them to take their pole home because fishing is such a great activity.” Maine residents who were 15 or under who did bring their own poles were entered in the drawing to win the Stuart B. Cummings Lifetime Fishing award.
  • Sun-Journal
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  • 6/3/2017 11:30:00 PM
  • Editorials from around New England
  • Man's use of fossil fuels is warming the planet, and the warming is happening faster in the Gulf of Maine than in almost any other spot. We have already seen the results with the disappearance of the shrimp fishery and the failure of cod stocks to rebound
  • WRAL
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  • 6/3/2017 10:23:00 AM
  • Free fishing this weekend in Maine
  • Free fishing weekend will take place Saturday and Sunday, June 3 and 4, which means any person may fish for free without a license on Maine’s waterways, according to the Department of Inland Fisheries & Wildlife. The free pass does not include those who ..
  • Sun-Journal
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  • 6/3/2017 12:25:00 AM
  • Fishing group wants people to eat more dogfish, skates
  • Spiny dogfish are caught from Maine to North Carolina on the East Coast, and the catch grew from less than 4 million pounds in 2005 to nearly 19 million pounds in 2015. But the fish are worth less to fishermen than many other commercial species.
  • ABC 2 News
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  • 6/2/2017 10:59:00 AM
  • Free fishing day Saturday for anglers
  • This is a great weekend for anglers because this is free fishing Saturday in Maine, New Hampshire and Massachusetts. It's a great chance for you to go out in any of these states and fish for any fish you want. Just remember to abide by the laws of that sta
  • Lowell Sun
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  • 6/2/2017 10:41:00 AM
  • Maine: Free Fishing Weekend June 3-4
  • Free fishing weekend is the perfect time for people of all ages to try their hand at fishing and see why the sport is such a beloved Maine tradition. Free fishing weekend will take place on Saturday, June 3 and Sunday, June 4, which means any person may ..
  • thefishingwire.com
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  • 6/2/2017 6:49:00 AM
  • Free Fishing Weekend is June 3 & 4
  • AUGUSTA - Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife is encouraging everyone to get out on Maine’s waters this weekend to take advantage of free fishing days. Free fishing weekend will take place on Saturday, June 3 and Sunday, June 4, when any ...
  • Daily Bulldog
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  • 6/2/2017 4:23:00 AM
  • Local fishing group wants people to eat more dogfish, skates
  • Spiny dogfish care caught from Maine to North Carolina on the East Coast, and the catch grew from less than 4 million pounds in 2005 to nearly 19 million pounds in 2015. But the fish are worth less to fishermen than many other commercial species.
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  • 6/1/2017 7:15:00 PM
  • Maine hosts 'free fishing weekend'
  • AUGUSTA (WGME) – The Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife is holding a promotion to help get everyone out fishing this weekend. They’re holding a “free fishing weekend” on June 3-4, letting anyone fish for free without a license in Maine, as ...
  • WGME
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  • 6/1/2017 6:37:00 PM
  • Casting a line: Free fishing weekend June 3-4
  • Augusta — A free fishing weekend will take place on Saturday and Sunday, June 3-4, when any person, except those who have had their license suspended or revoked, may fish for free without a license on Maine’s waterways. All other rules and regulations ...
  • The Republican Journal
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  • 6/1/2017 5:59:00 PM
  • Fishing group wants people to eat more dogfish, skates
  • Spiny dogfish care caught from Maine to North Carolina on the East Coast, and the catch grew from less than 4 million pounds in 2005 to nearly 19 million pounds in 2015. But the fish are worth less to fishermen than many other commercial species.
  • Washington Post
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  • 6/1/2017 5:46:00 PM
  • Feds want to cut sport fishermen's haddock catch, prohibit cod
  • for Gulf of Maine cod and haddock. The data showed recreational and for-hire fishermen exceeded the cod ACL of 157 metric tons by 92 percent, for a total catch of 302 metric tons, and the haddock ACL of 928 metric tons for a total catch of 1,066 metric ton
  • Gloucester Daily Times
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  • 6/1/2017 11:02:00 AM
  • $185K in state Senate budget for industry-based cod survey
  • The state Senate’s amended 2018 budget includes $185,000 to continue the industry-based cod survey that could help close the divide between commercial fishermen and regulatory scientists on the true state of the Gulf of Maine’s cod stock. The survey ...
  • Gloucester Daily Times
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  • 5/30/2017 11:24:00 PM
  • Proposal would limit dragger depth to protect coral
  • The proposal would also restrict groundfishing from certain areas closer to shore in the Gulf of Maine: Mount Desert Rock and Outer Schoodic Ridge. Under the proposal, lobstermen would still be allowed to trap in those restricted areas. That exemption ...
  • Gloucester Daily Times
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  • 5/30/2017 8:57:00 PM
  • Fishing Boat Capsizes On Pearl Lake
  • There was a watercraft crash on a central Minnesota lake this Memorial Day. At around 3:30 on Monday a 16 foot fishing boat capsized on the southeast side of Pearl Lake in Maine Prairie Township near Marty, Minnesota. According to Stearns County Sheriff ..
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  • 5/30/2017 7:32:00 PM
  • Advancing fishing rule aims to protect deep-sea coral in New England waters
  • The proposal would also restrict groundfishing from certain areas closer to shore in the Gulf of Maine: Mount Desert Rock and Outer Schoodic Ridge. Under the proposal, lobstermen would still be allowed to trap in those restricted areas. That exemption ...
  • The Business Journal
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  • 5/30/2017 6:43:00 PM
  • Advancing fishing rule aims to protect deep-sea coral
  • The proposal would also restrict groundfishing from certain areas closer to shore in the Gulf of Maine: Mount Desert Rock and Outer Schoodic Ridge. Under the proposal, lobstermen would still be allowed to trap in those restricted areas. That exemption ...
  • WWLP 22News
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  • 5/30/2017 6:37:00 PM
  • 5 rescued after fishing boat capsizes on Pearl Lake in Minnesota
  • MAINE PRAIRIE, Minn. (KMSP) - Two other fishing boats on Pearl Lake in central Minnesota helped rescue five people who went into the cold waters after their boat capsized on Memorial Day. According to the Stearns County Sheriff’s Office, the fishing boat .
  • fox9.com
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  • 5/30/2017 4:20:00 PM
  • 5 Rescued after Boat Capsizes on Stearns County Lake
  • The Stearns County Sheriff's Office reports deputies were dispatched at around 3:27 p.m. Monday after a report of a capsized boat on the southeast side of the lake, located in Maine Prairie Township. A 16-foot fishing boat had capsized, but the five people
  • KSTP
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  • 5/30/2017 3:52:00 PM
  • Gulf of Maine May Get Too Warm for Many Fish Species
  • A new study by federal fisheries scientists predicts the warming of the Gulf of Maine will cause a dramatic contraction of suitably cool habitat for a range of key commercial fish species there. On the other hand, lobsters are more likely to find ...
  • thefishingwire.com
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  • 5/30/2017 6:56:00 AM
  • Plan to expand sea urchin fishing up for public hearings
  • ELLSWORTH, Maine — Maine’s plan to slightly expand its sea urchin harvesting season will be the subject of a pair of public hearings. Fishermen harvest sea urchins in Maine for their roe, which is used as food, primarily in Asia. The state Department ...
  • The Republic
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  • 5/28/2017 2:20:00 PM
  • Plan to expand sea urchin fishing up for public hearings
  • ELLSWORTH, Maine (AP) - Maine’s plan to slightly expand its sea urchin harvesting season will be the subject of a pair of public hearings. Fishermen harvest sea urchins in Maine for their roe, which is used as food, primarily in Asia. The state ...
  • Washington Times
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  • 5/28/2017 1:40:00 PM
  • Fish and fiddleheads, a County tradition
  • The several sister lakes of the Fish River chain are currently offering constant trolling action, as are many of the more remote waters back into the North Maine woods. Local sportsmen with only an hour or so to fish before or after work needn’t despair ..
  • fiddleheadfocus.com
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  • 5/27/2017 9:08:00 AM
  • Elks To Host 17th Annual Youth Fishing Derby
  • The “Hooked on Fishing, Not Drugs” Youth Fishing Derby was established by the Maine Legislature to be an outdoor recreation activity sanctioned by the Maine Inland Fisheries and Wildlife. As in previous years, Maine Fish and Wildlife will stock Mantle ...
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  • 5/26/2017 3:27:00 PM
  • Annika Rod & Fly changes locations, remains in Brewer
  • Now, he’s an author. Bertolaccini’s first book, “Fundamentals of Fly Fishing, A Seasoned Angler’s Bag of Tips N’ Tricks,” was recently published by Maine Outdoor Publications. In it, readers will find some of the standard fare of the how-to ...
  • outthere.bangordailynews.com
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  • 5/26/2017 2:05:00 PM
  • Coastal fish farming industry proposed in North Carolina
  • For his part, Sebastian Belle, executive director of the Maine Aquaculture Association, told lawmakers that fish farming is a USD 100 million business in his state, which has been leasing areas along its coast for 35 years. "The sector is growing worldwide
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  • 5/26/2017 1:10:00 PM
  • Wardens search for man who disappeared while fishing in Porter
  • PORTER (WGME) -- The Maine Warden Service says they are searching for a man who went fishing Wednesday night on Plain Pond in Porter and never came home. Wardens say the man's family reported him missing Thursday morning. They say the man's boat was found
  • WGME
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  • 5/25/2017 6:19:00 PM
  • Porter man missing after going catfishing
  • PORTER, MAINE (NEWS CENTER) — Maine Game Wardens are searching for a man missing since last night in the town of Porter. The man, who is in his 50's, went horned pout fishing on Wednesday night. Horned pout is a species of catfish. His family became ...
  • WCSH6
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  • 5/25/2017 5:49:00 PM
  • Where have all Maine's fish gone?
  • Searsport — Visitors to the Penobscot Marine Museum's "Gone Fishing!" exhibition, opening later this month, will have a chance to stroll through a fishing weir on dry land and with no risk of being scooped up and sent to a sardine cannery. This latest ...
  • The Republican Journal
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  • 5/25/2017 7:40:00 AM
  • Coastal lawmaker wants to create fish farming industry in NC
  • This will allow us to do fish farming and bring in some big bucks." Sebastian Belle, executive director of the Maine Aquaculture Association, told lawmakers that fish farming is a $100 million business in his state, which has been leasing areas along its .
  • WRAL
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  • 5/25/2017 12:28:00 AM
  • Knock back a crisp French white with this simple salmon and rich dish
  • Serve over kedgeree. Makes: 4 servings 2015 Louis Metaireau Sur Lie Grand Mouton, Muscadet Sevre et Maine, Loire Valley, France: Muscadet is incredibly versatile with most seafood, especially richer fish like salmon. Made from the grape variety melon ...
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  • 5/24/2017 8:29:00 PM
  • Fish River breaks ground on new $3.1 million clinic expansion
  • FORT KENT, Maine — Officials broke ground Friday on a $3.1 million expansion of the Fish River Rural Health clinic on Bolduc Avenue. With staff and visitors gathered behind the existing clinic, Fish River executive director Heather Pelletier welcomed ...
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  • 5/23/2017 9:45:00 PM
  • Meet the Ricu Cut and Clean, the Only Fish Gutting Tool I’ll Ever Use
  • The Ricu has thoroughly impressed me time and time again on my fishing trips here in Texas, and I’m looking forward to taking it north to Maine with me this summer. It packs easily, is lightweight, and doesn’t have any scary sharp edges. If you’re ...
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  • 5/22/2017 10:21:00 PM
  • Warming water threatens fishing ports
  • The continued warming of the Gulf of Maine is expected to pose additional threats to the region's commercially important species of seafood — and by extension to the fishing communities that harvest them, according to a new study. The study, jointly ...
  • Gloucester Daily Times
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  • 5/21/2017 10:41:00 PM
  • ‘Gone Fishing!’ for the season
  • The new show explores the world of Maine's commercial fisheries through exhibits and programs that promise to entertain and educate children and adults alike. An opening reception for the exhibit “The Net Result: Our Evolving Fisheries” will be held ...
  • The Republican Journal
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  • 5/19/2017 11:27:00 PM
  • Rhode Island Government's Electronic Monitoring on Boats Combats Overfishing
  • The group started out with a handful of boats in Maine and expanded the pilot program to Massachusetts last year after winning permission from NOAA Fisheries to replace human observers with the camera systems on a trial basis. It expanded to Rhode Island .
  • Government Technology
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  • 5/17/2017 6:16:00 PM
  • New rules crafted to avert another lobster bait shortage
  • The commission says the rules are intended to stabilize the rate of catch in the near-shore area of the Gulf of Maine, a critical fishing area for herring boats. The new rules include a weekly limit on the amount of herring that some fishermen can bring to
  • Gloucester Daily Times
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  • 5/16/2017 8:37:00 PM
  • Salmon, people to run in the name of fish migration
  • EAST MACHIAS, Maine (AP) — Residents of Downeast Maine are getting ready to celebrate spring fish migration with a run of their own, and a chance to gorge on smoked fish. The 5th Annual Smolt Bolt and Bloater Bash is taking place in East Machias on May 20.
  • nh1.com
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  • 5/13/2017 11:32:00 PM
  • Fishers of eels, a key sushi seed stock, almost out of quota
  • ELLSWORTH, Maine — Maine fishermen are nearing their quota for the spring harvest of baby eels. Baby eels, called elvers, are used by Asian aquaculture companies so they can be raised to maturity to make sushi. Fishermen in Maine are allowed to harvest a .
  • The Republic
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  • 5/12/2017 7:25:00 PM
  • Plans for new striped bass fishing regulations awaiting stock assessment
  • The commission will instead wait until the results of a new assessment of the striped bass stock. Striped bass have been fished commercially from Maine to North Carolina over the years. The fishery was worth more than $18 million in 2015. Striped bass are
  • newsplex.com
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  • 5/11/2017 8:50:00 PM
  • Lobster fishing regulations coming as climate changes, ocean warms
  • PORTLAND, Maine - New restrictions are coming to southern New England's lobster fishery in an attempt to save the area's population, which as a whole has dwindled in recent years. Warmer ocean temperatures are to blame for the changing population ...
  • nh1.com
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  • 5/10/2017 7:31:00 PM
  • Maine might allow slightly more urchin harvest this year
  • PORTLAND, Maine — Fishing regulators in Maine are planning to slightly expand the sea urchin harvesting season for the coming year. The state Department of Marine Resources is proposing 15 urchin fishing days along the southern Maine coast and 38 days on .
  • The Republic
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  • 5/10/2017 7:13:00 PM
  • US commercial fishing industry retracted slightly in 2015
  • PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The federal government says America's fishing industry declined slightly in 2015 as fishermen contended with environmental and market forces. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration released its "Fisheries Economics of ..
  • Press of Atlantic City
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  • 5/10/2017 3:50:00 PM
  • Declining lobster population prompts new fishing rules
  • PORTLAND, Maine (AP) -- New restrictions are coming to southern New England's lobster fishery in an attempt to save the area's population of the crustaceans, which has dwindled as waters have warmed. An arm of the interstate Atlantic States Marine ...
  • fox5ny.com
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  • 5/9/2017 11:17:00 PM
  • US commercial fishing industry retracted slightly in 2015
  • PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The federal government says America's fishing industry declined slightly in 2015 as fishermen contended with environmental and market forces. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration released its "Fisheries Economics of ..
  • Times-Herald
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  • 5/9/2017 10:36:00 PM
  • US fishing industry retracted a bit in 2015; $208B in sales
  • PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — America's fishing industry declined slightly in 2015 as fishermen contended with environmental and market forces, the federal government says. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration on Tuesday released its "Fisheries ...
  • Madison
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  • 5/9/2017 10:00:00 PM
  • New lobster fishing rules on the way amid warming waters
  • PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — New restrictions are coming to southern New England's lobster fishery in an attempt to save the area's population of the crustaceans, which has dwindled as waters have warmed. An arm of the interstate Atlantic States Marine ...
  • St. Louis Post-Dispatch
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  • 5/9/2017 7:02:00 PM
  • New lobster fishing rules on the way amid warming waters
  • PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — New restrictions are coming to southern New England's lobster fishery in an attempt to save the area's population of the crustaceans, which has dwindled as waters have warmed. An arm of the interstate Atlantic States Marine ...
  • Fremont Tribune
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  • 5/9/2017 5:50:00 PM
  • Maine's Fish Stocking Program: What It's All About
  • We receive lots of questions regarding fish stocking in Maine. Why do we stock? Why don't we stock more? What species do we stock and why? Why do we stock varying sizes and ages of fish? Read on to learn more about Maine's fish stocking program. Maine ...
  • thefishingwire.com
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  • 5/8/2017 5:56:00 AM
  • FishOn: Fate of Raphael's permits being debated
  • As we have mentioned several times in the past, they don't seem to brook a whole lot of foolishness up in Maine, particularly when it comes to cheating in the commercial fishing business. So, it wasn't really surprising when the Gloucester Daily Times ...
  • Gloucester Daily Times
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  • 5/8/2017 4:08:00 AM
  • Fate of Raphael's permits being debated
  • As we have mentioned several times in the past, they don't seem to brook a whole lot of foolishness up in Maine, particularly when it comes to cheating in the commercial fishing business. So, it wasn't really surprising when the Gloucester Daily Times ...
  • Gloucester Daily Times
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  • 5/7/2017 10:01:00 PM
  • Valley Angler: Messing around in boats
  • Canoes have always been my favorite watercraft. For many years, when Janet and I were young, we never failed to spend a week or two in the Allagash Lakes in Maine. At first, they were just canoe trips, but eventually they became more fishing trips than ...
  • conwaydailysun.com
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  • 5/5/2017 10:29:00 PM
  • Feds holding the line on monkfishing rules for now
  • PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Federal fishing regulators say the rules for harvesting monkfish are staying the same for now. Monkfish are bottom-dwelling fish that resemble sea monsters and are prized by some chefs. They are fished commercially along the East ...
  • Hickory Daily Record
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  • 5/4/2017 3:33:00 PM
  • Why You Should Hire a Guide When Fishing in Maine
  • As we floated down the St. George River I asked Don why he likes fishing. “Fish don’t live in ugly places,” he said as he kept his eyes focused on the water ahead of us. I looked around at the thick green forest surrounding this still river, the ...
  • ottsworld.com
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  • 5/4/2017 10:29:00 AM
  • Fishing schooner Mary E returns home to Maine Maritime Museum
  • Bath, ME (NEWS CENTER) -- The Mary E is the oldest wooden fishing schooner afloat. This made her desirable to the Maine Maritime Museum which will perform a complete restoration of the boat. Built on ground now occupied by Bath Iron Works, the 1906 vessel
  • WCSH6
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  • 5/1/2017 3:56:00 PM
  • Great fishing videos for kids
  • Got a child or grandchild who loves to fish, or who wants to start fishing? Well, thanks to the Maine Professional Guides Association, we’ve got some great videos for those kids. The MPGA produced these videos with the help of a grant to the Maine Guides .
  • georgesoutdoornews.bangordailynews.com
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  • 5/1/2017 2:20:00 PM
  • Shrinking Worm Harvest Upsets Sports Fishing Business
  • A mysterious decline in two of the most popular fishing worms is depriving fishermen of their favorite bait and threatening the livelihood of Maine's so-called "wormers." VOA's Faith Lapidus reports.
  • Voice of America
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  • 5/1/2017 10:25:00 AM
  • NOAA Investigating ‘Unusual’ Whale Deaths
  • The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Fisheries says the deaths of 41 humpback whales dating back to last year in the waters between North Carolina and Maine will have “a focused, expert investigation into the cause,” according to an ...
  • newenglandboating.com
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  • 4/30/2017 10:56:00 AM
  • New England Council Considers Fishing Ban Off Maine
  • The New England Fishery Management Council is considering banning all fishing in two areas off the Maine coast, according to an article on MDIslander.com. The council recently gave preliminary approval to a plan to protect corals in the Gulf of Maine and .
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  • 4/30/2017 10:28:00 AM
  • Outdoors in Maine: Open-water fishing opening up where ice has melted
  • Early April fishing has never held much appeal for me. Oh, I have done it. Opening day recollections are of casting a fly line against a snow squall, of frozen fingers and ice-covered rod guides. Of fishless days amid razor-edged winds pushing up whitecaps
  • Sun-Journal
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  • 4/29/2017 11:00:00 PM
  • Worm shortage leaves fishos no wriggle room
  • A mysterious drop in the harvest of two of the most popular worms for sport fishermen is proving expensive for anglers, perilous for bait shop owners and a threat to a way of life in Maine. Maine harvesters are by far the US’s largest suppliers of ...
  • NT News
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  • 4/28/2017 3:03:00 PM
  • The right to hunt and fish is called barbaric [Maine]
  • A proposed Constitutional amendment to “Establish the Right to Hunt and Fish” drew angry testimony from the anti-hunting and anti-trapping crowd. “This bill is barbaric,” testified John Glowa of China, who called LD 11 “the worst piece of ...
  • freerepublic.com
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  • 4/28/2017 2:01:00 AM
  • David Turin - "Dead Fish to Starboard"
  • In April, he gave a talk at the Gulf of Maine Research Institute's Sea State lecture series. The talk came about because David has spent much of his life on, near or in the water. He has a deep interest in the health of lakes and oceans and fisheries ...
  • WCSH6
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  • 4/27/2017 10:52:00 PM
  • Lobster fishing hours may be extended in October
  • PORTLAND, Maine (AP) - The Maine House of Representatives has decided the fishing day should get longer for the state's lobstermen in the fall. The House on Tuesday approved a bill to extend the legal hours when lobsters can be harvested in the month of ..
  • WCSH6
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  • 4/27/2017 12:15:00 PM
  • Mysterious Drop in Prized Bait Worms Threatens a Way of Life
  • WOOLWICH, Maine — A mysterious drop in the harvest of two of the most popular worms for sport fishermen is proving expensive for anglers and threatening a way of life in Maine. Maine harvesters are by far the largest suppliers of bloodworms and sandworms .
  • New York Times
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  • 4/27/2017 5:19:00 AM
  • Maine House says lobstering day should be extended in fall
  • PORTLAND, Maine — The Maine House of Representatives has decided the fishing day should get longer for the state’s lobstermen in the fall. The House on Tuesday approved a bill to extend the legal hours when lobsters can be harvested in the month of ...
  • The Republic
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  • 4/27/2017 4:43:00 AM
  • Wilton Fish & Game Association holds dinner for wardens, biologists
  • WILTON — The Wilton Fish & Game Association members and guests had a full clubhouse when hosting an Appreciation Old Fashioned Pot Luck Dinner for Maine game wardens and biologists. Following the meal the wardens and biologists spoke on several upcoming ..
  • Sun-Journal
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  • 4/27/2017 4:21:00 AM
  • Beaver Park Fishing Derby set for May 6
  • Registration begins at 7:30 a.m. at the beach area. The derby is open to participants ages 1-15. Any parent helping a child must hold a valid Maine fishing license. Derby participation is free as is park entrance for participants that morning. All ...
  • Sun-Journal
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  • 4/26/2017 4:05:00 AM
  • Maine's oldest fishing schooner, built in 1906, has new home in Bath
  • BATH (AP) — Maine's oldest functioning wooden fishing schooner has returned to the state. The Press Herald reported (http://bit.ly/2p7SZiQ) that the Mary E arrived at its new home, the Maine Maritime Museum, on Sunday. The vessel was built on the ...
  • Sun-Journal
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  • 4/24/2017 1:05:00 PM
  • States to host hearings on changes to squid fishery
  • PORTLAND, Maine — Maine and Massachusetts will host hearings about potential changes to the East Coast squid fishery. The Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council is hosting the hearings this week. It wants to reduce the number of latent permits for ...
  • The Republic
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  • 4/24/2017 4:41:00 AM
  • The Best Sandwiches in All 50 States
  • The whole thing clocks in at 5600 calories, but don’t worry—you probably can’t eat the whole loaf at once, anyway. Maine may be a better-known destination for lobster, but southern New England has its own claim to shellfish sandwiches. Unlike the ...
  • mentalfloss.com
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  • 4/19/2017 4:34:00 PM

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